Mmmm . . . chocolate is my weakness . . . nah, chocolate is my strength. I’m really, really good at it. These Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes are no exception. The centers of the cupcakes are a soft, but firm fudge. The fudge topping is so much more decadent and rich than any frosting. And the cake itself is moist and delicious. It’s a trifecta of awesomeness.
Also, I don’t do finicky, difficult, or complicated. I bake only for the results, not because I enjoy the process.
First, the cake this is based on is soft and moist. The tops of the cupcakes are going to fall and be sort of flat, not like a normal muffin top. That is the price you pay for gooey goodness.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup boiling water
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease the top surface of two cupcake tins. Line the cups with cupcake liners.
- Combine dry ingredients, stir.
- Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Mix well with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add the boiling water and stir in.
- Pour the batter into the cupcake papers until about 3/4 full. It will make 24 cupcakes.
- 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
- 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pour the milk and chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for one minute.
- Stir the chocolate to make it melt in smooth. If it isn’t quite heated enough go another 30 seconds in the microwave. The filling will be thick.
- Drop the fudge, one teaspoonful each, into the cupcake batter.
- Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes.
- 1 c. sweetened condensed milk (this should be the rest of the can if you began with a 14 oz can)
- 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (the rest of the bag if you began with a 12 oz bag)
- Microwave for 1 minute on high.
- Stir together until chocolate is smooth and melted. If it hasn’t melted enough, you may need another 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Drizzle the chocolate topping over the cupcakes after they are cool.
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